Harvard Kennedy School Prof. Christopher Robichaud interviews me on this topic for his "This Week in Dystopia" podcast series.
The imminent start of the final season of Game of Thrones is a good time to consider the series' political message, and reprise some of my work on that subject. Plus, a discussion of the political economy portrayed in George R.R. Martin's recently published prequel to the series.
An anthology series about sad salesmen, space marines, super-intelligent yogurt, and the national debt
Marvel's first female-fronted superhero film is a woke superhero fantasy scared to take any risks.
A joyous, energetic Spider-Man remix shows what superhero movies can be.
The show's derivative mimickry of time-skipping ruins the tension.
The dull new movie makes for a marked contrast with the delightful new Spider-Man video game.
Shane Black's lackluster entry doesn't understand the appeal of John McTiernan's action classic.
The 70mm restoration of Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is a reminder of the ways advances in technology can help keep old formats alive.
Reading Zora Neale Hurston's study of the life of the last "black cargo" and watching Westworld
How libertarians learned to stop worrying and love The Dispossessed
The show, based on the work of Philip K. Dick, is like Black Mirror but if people were sometimes good.
Netflix sci-fi series draws comparisons to Stranger Things that do it no favors.
Weir's new book Artemis imagines life in a lunar settlement.Listen
Friday A/V Club: Celebrate Halloween with Gerald Heard, Boris Karloff, and some killer bees.
The author of Little Brother and Walkaway on dystopia, the end of scarcity, and what's going to get him arrested
CBS show is disposable summer television at its worst.
The novelist, activist, and BoingBoing founder on cyber warfare, Uber-style reputation economics, and what he's likely to get arrested for someday.
The scandal has exposed odd taboos in the liberal-leaning Drupal community and how hypocritical their talk of tolerance can be.
Trump haters rush to buy the famous dystopian novel.
Finalists for a libertarian literary prize
The author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Mandibles pulls no punches when it comes to race, sex, or economics.
You can't blame the filmmaker for being annoyed. But audiences are always repurposing art, sometimes in creepy ways, sometimes in ways that are more appealing.
For better or worse, part of one America's biggest movie franchise juggernauts